Avais Hussain will be joining a team from the University of Southampton’s Audiology Implant Service (AIS), who had been supporting his deaf daughter Ayesha until she lost her life to meningitis in June 2017.
“Meningitis is a terrible disease that affects many people every day – my family and I have experienced the affects first hand,” said Avais.
“Ayesha was three years old and was born profoundly deaf. She was such a beautiful little girl, full of life. She was supported by the AIS for her hearing – the team at AIS had seen Ayesha make great strides in her hearing tests and exceed expectations.”
He said that last year a few members of AIS decided to get together and raise money for Meningitis Now in memory of Ayesha. So far, the team had already held cake sales and taken on a cycle ride from Bristol to Bath. Now three brave team members were preparing for a skydive to raise even more funds.
“Shock horror, I have decided to join the AIS team to support them in their fundraising – along with facing my own fear of heights!” said Avais.
“And in the build up to the skydive I will also be running the Sage half marathon so hoping to get lots of support and donations for the charity."
AIS have set a target to raise £6,000 – and are quickly closing in on that. But to help them hit the full amount visit their fundraising page.